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Environmental Decision Memo for Food Contact Notification No. 000486

Date: March 2, 2005

 

From: Environmental Toxicologist, Environmental Review Group (ERG)
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review (HFS-246)

 

Subject: FCN No. 486 - Ethylene/propylene copolymers polymerized in the presence of propylene homopolymer for use as the basic polymer in the production of articles intended to contact food

 

Notifier: Sunoco Inc.
550 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

To: Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Attention: Mark A. Hepp, Ph.D.
Through: Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor, ERG

 

 

Attached is the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FCN 486. After this notification becomes effective, this FONSI and the notifier's environmental assessment (EA), dated October 13, 2004, may be made available to the public and we will post them on the internet at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/opa-envt.html.*

 

Please let us know if there is any change in the identity or use of the food-contact substance.

 

 

 

Tong Zhou, Ph.D.

 

Attachment

 





Finding of No Significant Impact

A food contact notification (FCN No. 486), submitted by Sunoco, Inc., to provide for the safe use of ethylene/propylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1) polymerized in the presence of propylene homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9003-07-0) complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c) Item 1.1. to produce an inseparable blend of the two polymers as the basic polymer used in the production of articles intended to contact food.

 

The Environmental Review Group has determined that allowing this notification to become effective will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and therefore will not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement. This finding is based on information submitted by the notifier in an environmental assessment dated October 13, 2004.

 

 

 

Prepared by__________________________________________Date: March 2, 2005
Tong Zhou, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

 

 

 

Approved by__________________________________________Date: March 2, 2005
Layla I. Batarseh, Ph.D., Supervisor
Environmental Review Group
Division of Chemistry Research and Environmental Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration


*The FDA web links cited in this article are now out of date. The new FDA websites can be accessed from the Food Ingredients and Packaging section under the Food topic of www.fda.gov.